Interesting Facts On Newcastle’s Season So Far


We are keeping a number of tables on Newcastle’s progress this season and we thought it would be interesting to put some of the latest facts and figures out.

The total transfers for the season were what Rafa and Lee Charnley achieved last summer since we did nothing in January.

And if – heaven forbid – we don’t get promoted then owner Mike Ashley will come in for some criticism for not getting what Rafa asked for in January.

Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashley

At some point Mike has to take football advice from those who know about football and have spent their lives in the game – like Rafa Benitez – and not rely on his own football judgement which has been shown to be faulted at best in the past.

His attitude of it’s good enough just doesn’t match the ambitions of Rafa Benitez.

Here’s a number of tables we have kept on the season so far.

Current league position.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
1Newcastle464594
2Brighton463493
3Reading46485
4Sheffield Wednesday461581
5Huddersfield46-281
6Fulham462880

Comparison to Chris Hughton seven years ago.

SeasonPlayedWonLostDrawGFGAGDPoints
2016-20173724857032+3877
2009-201037224117127+4477

Transfers for last summer which turns out to be the total transfers for this season.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
OUTGOING
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M

Current list of goalscorers.

PlayerLeagueCupsTotal
Dwight Gayle23023
Mat Ritchie12416
Ayoze Perez8412
Yoan Gouffran527
Aleksandar Mitrovic426
Mo Diame336
Daryl Murphy516
Jonjo Shelvey505
Christian Atsu505
Ciaran Clark213
Jamaal Lascelles303
Isaac Hayden202
Grant Hanley101
Chancel Mbemba101
DeAndre Yedlin101

And for Saturday’s important game.

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4 comments so far

  • martoon

    Mar 15, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #1

    I think the Right Back position is a bit problematical at the moment since Yedlin’s injury. Anita has not looked the same player since his return from injury & Gamez has always looked a bit off the pace. I seem to remember Sterry looked quite decent the few times he has played there or is it too much of a risk playing him at this stage of the season?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 15, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #2

    martoon,
    I think I read that Sterry has just had an op of sme sort.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 15, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #3

    martoon,
    Apart from his first touch I thought Gamez was ok, he mustn’t have impressed too much at Reading though for Anita to come back in.

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  • thecaptain9

    Mar 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #4

    I agree. Anita one one of the best players in the team before his injury. His display at home against Birmingham was excellent. He’s looked woeful since his return. Yedlin is good going forward but his defensive abilities have lacked of late. We need Anita back to his best and link with Richie down the wing.

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